My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


Pray For Minneapolis/St. Paul 

Latest from FoxNews: 9 dead, 28 in the hospital, some with serious injuries, and 24 still unaccounted for.


As Rocket Man says, "This is the kind of disaster that just doesn't happen in the United States--a bridge spontaneously collapsing, apparently, into a river."

There is a lot to this story, and we have almost none of it yet (contrary to the DHS). There are a great many possible explanations for a collapse of this nature, but few of the "spontaneous" ones seem like they would be sudden; on the other hand, many of the "non-spontaneous" ones could be absent an explosion or similar outward sign. And, granted, I'm no engineer, but this smells wierd.

In the meantime, say your prayers for the people of the Twin Cities. That number "9" will almost certainly climb over night, and it's impossible to know right now what the long-term impact on the region could be.

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